Ethel Isaacs Williams is an accomplished community and business leader with over 30 years of professional experience and a highly commendable history of leadership, dedication, and advocacy. Her extensive legal knowledge of real estate, government, and public affairs combined with her passion to make a difference in the communities she serves are tremendous assets that will add value to Kaufman Lynn’s strategic growth.
A Palm Beach County-native, Ethel joins Kaufman Lynn Construction from NextEra Energy, based in Juno Beach, where she served as Director of Corporate Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion. There she was responsible for developing corporate strategies and initiatives for employee engagement, diversity, and inclusion to support talent acquisition and development enterprise-wide. Before being promoted to her last position, she was a Regional Manager of Corporate External Affairs for Florida Power & Light, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., overseeing governmental and community affairs in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie Counties. Prior to joining Florida Power and Light Company in 2010, she was the principal and owner of The Law Office of Isaacs Williams, P.A. Located in Palm Beach County, the firm’s primary practice areas of law including real estate, probate, land use and zoning, as well as government relations. In addition to a legal career, Ethel has enjoyed a successful business career with companies such as IBM and Wang Laboratories in the role of Marketing Representative for both, and HVG Investment Banking Company as Vice President.
Ethel’s community involvement is extensive. Currently she serves as Board Chair of the Boca Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair of Quantum Foundation Board of Trustees, Past Chair of the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, board member of The Forum Club, and a member of the National Executive Council of The Links, Incorporated. Ethel is also a member of several other civic and professional associations including the National Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.